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DeParle Reportedly Exiting The White House, Moving On To Brookings

Nancy-Ann DeParle, an Obama administration deputy chief of staff, played a prominent role in advancing the Affordable Care Act in 2010. 

CQ HealthBeat: DeParle Departing The White House For Brookings
White House deputy chief of staff Nancy-Ann DeParle is leaving her post to take a position as a guest scholar with the Brookings Institution, according to the head of the Washington, D.C.-based think tank. Strobe Talbott, president of Brookings, said in a tweet on Friday, "Welcome to Nancy-Ann DeParle, who joins Brookings as Guest Scholar after serving Pres. Obama & nation as White House Deputy Chief of Staff." DeParle led the White House effort to negotiate the 2010 health care overhaul law and ran the nation’s Medicare and Medicaid programs during the Clinton administration (1/11).

Fox News: Deputy Chief Of Staff DeParle Leaving White House To Join Brookings, Think Tank Says
White House Deputy Chief of Staff Nancy-Ann DeParle is leaving the Obama administration to join the Brookings Institute, the Washington-based think tank has confirmed. The White House has yet to confirm the departure, following several other high-ranking women leaving the administration at the start of the president's second term and amid criticism that all of Obama's Cabinet-level nominations thus far are men. DeParle helped Obama craft the Affordable Care Act in 2010 and led the Clinton administration's Health Care Financing Administration, now called the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (1/12).

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